On Friday, May 10, the Mike Alstott Family Foundation had the honor of visiting All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, to help the young patients create Mother's Day gifts for their moms. This year, with the help of the Gold & Diamond Source, we were able to provide each child admitted in the hospital a special necklace and "Mother" charm to present to their moms this Sunday. Mike also posed for pictures and signed autographs for some of the patients.
Children are the sole focus of All Children's Hospital and its new, million-square-foot St. Petersburg, FL campus devoted to pediatric specialty care. The ten-story All Children's Hospital and its adjacent Outpatient Care Center (dedicated in January 2010) replaced an existing 42-year old facility just two blocks away.
All Children's Hospital is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. All Children's is the only US hospital outside of the Baltimore/Washington D.C. metroplex to achieve that distinction. It is also the only hospital on Florida's West Coast totally devoted to children's care - a leader in pediatric treatment, education, research and advocacy. As a regional referral center for children with some of the most challenging medical problems, All Children's draws patients from throughout Florida, all 50 states and 36 foreign countries. The mission of this private, not-for-profit hospital is rooted in its beginnings in 1926 as Florida's first Crippled Children's Hospital for polio victims. All Children's understands that it's not enough to treat disease -- that true progress comes from teaching and research to cure disease. All Children's shares its pediatric expertise through research & education affiliations with 70 different institutions including Johns Hopkins Medicine, the University of South Florida (USF Health) as well as Moffitt Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.